Saturday, March 7, 2015

An Austrian-themed dinner for Chaine des Rotisseurs members tonight. And about taking fashion inspiration from Empress Elisabeth of Austria.





In Manila tonight, living a #Travelife, I'm attending the annual formal dinner of the Chaine des Rotisseurs society.

The theme for tonight's black-tie event -- gentlemen are asked to come in tuxedoes while ladies are expected in long gowns -- is a grand Austro-Hungarian gastronomic dinner. 

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EMPRESS SISI AS INSPIRATION

The ladies have been requested to take their fashion cues from the Empress Elisabeth, or "Sisi" as she is often referred to, of Austria.

I was planning to wear a hand-painted silk gown I'd bought in Sri Lanka tonight.

But then I saw the circular from Chaine des Rotisseurs, and thank goodness I did, and so I've switched to a more Western style of dress, for just another wonderful dinner in my never-ending, and never-endingly eventful #Travelife.


The menu tonight
for the 43rd dinner and induction ceremony



Amuse Bouche 
Rabbit paté with wild strawberry and a pepper sauce 

accompanied by
Champagne Lhuillier Brut Rose NV 

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Starter 
Gelee from crayfish on a bean salad with Venezianischen oyster 

accompanied by

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Soup 
Pheasant consomme with duck bags
and veal kidneys and grouts 

accompanied by

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Sorbet 
Apple cider sorbet on woodruff 

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Main Course 
Veal tenderloin topped 
with caramelized onions and escargots 

Marinated goose liver grape sauce 
with mustard seed, morel and king mushrooms 

White cabbage with green asparagus 
Mashed potatoes

accompanied by 

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Cheese Course 
Brillat-savarin truffle cheese with red wine-honey 
accompanied by

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Dessert 
Sisi’s favorite Creme Celeste and Gugelhupf 
with peppermint ice cream
accompanied by 

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